With traffic levels returning to normal levels post-COVID, Texas is on track for more than 4,000 deaths on state roads, a total unseen since the mid-1980s when the state had millions fewer residents and far deadlier streets, according to partial estimates from the first five months of 2021.
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Texas Road Deaths Surge In First Five Months Of 2021
More people died on Texas roads in the first five months of the year than during the same period in 2020, according to a database maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation. Traffic deaths have seen a rise nationwide. New estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that 38,680 people died on U.S. roads last year. That was the most since 2007.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.